Dr Faye Wray

Dr Faye Wray


Faye is a Research Fellow at the Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research, Leeds Institute of Health Sciences. Faye’s disciplinary background is in Psychology and her research interests include; longer-term care for stroke survivors; interventions targeting participation and societal reintegration for stroke survivors with aphasia; complex intervention development; and methods to enhance patient and public involvement in research. Faye was awarded her PhD in 2018 and began a Postdoctoral Fellowship funded by the Stroke Association in 2019.  This fellowship will focus on developing and feasibility testing a supported self-management approach for stroke survivors with aphasia. The self-management approach aims to help stroke survivors with aphasia to develop strategies and confidence to cope with aphasia in everyday situations. Faye is primarily a qualitative researcher; she has worked in a variety of roles in applied health research since 2010. 


Research interests

Faye’s research interests include:

  • Longer-term care and rehabilitation in stroke
  • Interventions targeting participation and societal reintegration for stroke survivors with aphasia
  • Complex intervention development and methods for the evaluation of implementation
  • Patient and public involvement in research



Wray, F. Forster, A. Clarke, D. Cruice, M. [Postdoctoral Fellowship]. Feasibility study of a supported self-management intervention for stroke survivors with aphasia (StarStep study). Stroke Association (Ref: SA/PDF/19\100011), £174,999.60, 2019-2022.

Wray, F. Forster, A. Clarke, D. [Postgraduate studentship]. David and Anne-Marie Marsden Scholarship for Stroke Rehabilitation, University of Leeds, £90 000, 2014-2017.


PhD supervision: 

Faye would welcome the opportunity to supervise PhD students undertaking research in the following areas;  longer-term care for stroke survivors, self-management of long-term conditions, complex intervention development for long-term conditions, patient and public involvement in research. 


  • PhD Medicine; University of Leeds, 2018
  • MSc Health Services Research; University of York, 2015
  • BA(Hons) Psychology; University of Manchester, 2009

Professional memberships

  • British Aphasiology Society
  • Collaboration of Aphasia Trialists

Research groups and institutes

  • Leeds Institute of Health Sciences
  • Academic Unit for Ageing and Stroke Research
  • Frailty and elderly care